1904 - 1979In 1888, local residents gave 67 acres to the U.S. Army for an arsenal. The Bowling Green stone buildings quartered troops in the Spanish-American war. Columbia Military Academy was founded in 1904 and opened formally August 23, 1905 with 167 young men from eight states. Designated an "Honor School" in 1935 by the U.S. Government, youth nationwide trained here as military and civil leaders, among them; general officers, battle heroes, governors, educators, and corporate heads.
|Marker Number||3D 68|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 494869 N 3941480|
|Decimal Degrees||35.61708333, -87.05665000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 37.025', W 87° 3.399'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 37' 1.50" N, 87° 3' 23.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||931, 615|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1007-1089 W 7th St, Columbia TN 38401, US|
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